Presenting the preview of Beth’s design for 2022 Pets of Balloon Juice Calendar A.
Please check the links in the sidebar to see which calendar and which month(s) your pets are in.
The preview is below!
Please check for your pets and make sure that all your pets are there, that the names are right, that we have the right name with the right pet, and that there’s a heart if there should be one, and no heart if there shouldn’t be one.
Right click on each image to open in a new tab, and then use Ctrl+ to enlarge so you can read everything. Then close that tab and go back to the post.
YOU DEFINITELY WANT TO CHECK BEFORE YOU BUY, BECAUSE ONCE YOU HAVE PLACED THE ORDER, WE CAN’T FIX ANY ISSUES YOU FIND LATER. Well, we can fix them even then, but then you’d have to buy another calendar in order to get the fixed version.
These are really low-resolution for posting on the blog, but the calendar itself is very high resolution.
Cover: Sweet Lily!
All feedback on the calendar is welcome!
We aimed for *December 1 as the first date to order calendars, but we didn’t quite make it.
I see Mr Rusty looking sprightly in May and Miss Lucy looking her dignified self in December. This looks great!
Moo wins. IDK what the prize is but it’s Moo’s.
Briery looks great! Thanks!
I am glad you resisted putting the bunnies in April.
Ha, you picked one of Xavier being patriotic. Looks great! Although – is a pic of pretty Lily hiding her face the best choice for the cover?
@trollhattan: Believe it or not, we have a Moo in January and April. Which one?
Our three boys (Aristotle, Socrates, and Santos), look great, and are on the March page where you said they would be, but Santos should also have a heart, as he is sadly no longer with us.
Thank you so much,
@Fair Economist: You don’t LOVE the cover? Beth and I LOVE the cover with Lily.
What don’t you like?
@Joseph S: Santos has a heart in the spreadsheet but not in the calendar. Apologies. Beth and I are both running on fumes at the moment.
We will have one more check and hopefully we would have caught it then, but we figured we should get this up for everyone to preview.
I hope my Digby is on Calendar B, because everybirdie needs to be included.
Thank you, and please no apologies, everything looks great.
Koda, Lovey and Cleo are all present and accounted for in all their glory.
@Inventor: The Calendar B preview is in this thread:
Pet Calendar B Preview Pics & Layout
It’s linked in the sidebar.
So happy to see Duby twice!
Is Dad Cole considered a pet now? I’ll bet he’s thrilled at the prospect.
@zhena gogolia: We don’t normally do that, but we made an exception this year when the cats clearly organized to GOTC (get out the cats) for the calendar and the dogs did not.
Duby and a few others got extra shots.
@Gravenstone: Dad Cole is the other exception!
We don’t allow humans in the pet calendar, other than a stray hand or leg or whatever that can’t be cropped out.
But that’s Dad Cole with his beloved Ginny, who he lost this year, so of course we made an exception.
January Moo, with the “I’m startled that you’re startled” look. Doesn’t everybody relax like this?
Beautiful, thank you :)
@trollhattan: Yeah, we thought that was a fun one, too.
@WaterGirl: Thanks! There’s my sweet girl in June!
The calendars look great. Looking forward to getting one!
Squeeeeeeee! Ya done good.
Ghost of Joe Liebling*s Dog
The international feline criminal conspiracy residing here asked me to say that everyone looks beautiful and membership fees are payable by January 2nd.
The pets in calendar B were much more adorable.
Just kidding! These photos are great too!
Gracie Lou in April is perfect.
Jada is in Dec and I’m glad. She turned 13 last month and started having seizures this week. OK so far but …..
Paul, Simon and Martha all look fabulous! Thank you for this wonderful layout!
Buddy and his yawn look great in October. Thank you!
Haylie and Teddy are both present and accounted for. Thank you!
Odie Hugh Manatee
Stewie, Morty and everyone else looks great!
Rollo “Chip” Chippendale representing Sighthound Hall in January!
Looks great! Thanks WaterGirl and Beth!
Just a reminder that with an apostrophe in the nym, every single comment has to be manually approved before it shows up.
@Old School: Does your pet happen to be in calendar B? :-)
BEAUTIFUL!! Nice work. And that cover photo is a keeper!
@Steeplejack (phone): Very noble!
Thank you! All pets are correct.
I just love that photo of Gabe. He was such a beautiful boy.
The only thing I noticed is that Crackle, featured in November, doesn’t have her heart in her picture, but this looks wonderful. Thank you so much.
Everybody’s there, properly named and hearted. Thanks for all your wonderful work!
As calendar years go, these are a couple of greats.
so that’s totally hamilton and catie in febuary. the thing is, catie’s on the left in the photo. could their names be swapped?
@eddie blake: They are now switched!
@Sis: Crackel now has a heart, thank you.
thank you! i know it’s not a big deal, but it would drive me a leeetle bit more crazy every time i looked at it.
LOL. That extended name is a joke, of course, which I gave him after he got the extremely plebeian “Chip.” He is a big, goofy mutt, great with the kids and perfect for their hectic lifestyle. I caught him in a rare moment of repose.
Ducks! With scarves! And Mr. Frog! This calendar is gorgeous.
Calendar is gorgeous. Congrats to Water Girl et al. who worked on this!
(I forgot to send in my pics of Dexter and (heart) Isabelle, but no worries!)
Look at the magnificent ears on that rabbit in January.
Gorgeous! My Simon and Alvin look great. Thank you!
This is pretty minor, but in the picture of Isadore & Patrick in June, Patrick should have a heart also.
looks lovely! I see another horse in the mix – all right, next year Ember’s photo goes in!
“Roxy + Watson” should probably be “Watson + Roxy”. if we’re reading left to right. (They’re in August). Otherwise, all’s right by me!
My Cody looks great! It’s a nice coincidence that he ended up in my birthday month (October)! Very nice design and layout for both calendars.
@Joey Maloney: Heart added!
@Miss Bianca: Name reversal in progress.
My three appear in May, calendar A. Milo, Marcie, and Ryder. I am in hospital since Tuesday with fractured femur. Will be In inpatient rehab next week for 10-14 days. I want a calendar so I hope I don’t miss anything.
@Jean: Ouch ouch ouch. I am so sorry to hear that! Hang in there.
The link isn’t live yet, but it will be as soon as you can order the calendars. So you won’t have to worry about missing a post – just check the sidebar and click the order link once it turns blue.
2022 Pets Calendars!
2022 Pet Calendar A (Nyms A-K)
2022 Pet Calendar A (Nyms L-Z)
2022 Pet Calendar B (Nyms A-K)
2022 Pet Calendar B (Nyms L-Z)
Pet Calendar B Preview Pics & Layout
Pet Calendar A Preview Pics & Layout
Link to Order 2022 Calendars (not yet)
Gaby looks just right on the December page.
Kira (March) has amazing eyes. Almost human.
@Kristine: Yes, Kira seems to be a fan fave!
when do we get to see Calendar B? Thanks so much Watergirl for wonderful Calendar A!!! Great work!
Again this year I will have to purchase an A and a B and give one as a present to a friend of almost 5 decades. The number of mutual friends grows smaller as the years pass but then that’s the way life is.
Calendar B has been up for approval for a few days. See WG’s post at #62 or the side bar for a link to see
WG and Blog Boss, thanks so for putting this all together.
I am bursting with pride at Addie, Ginger and Buddy.
I noticed in the side bar that the sales went live and have ordered 1 each A & B.
So a well deserved Thank You!
Whoa! Hope you have a quick recovery.
@WaterGirl: Thank you! The pics look great, btw, I can’t wait to order. But remembering the cluster with international shipping last year, I’m going to email you for advice first.
All of my brood are present and correctly labeled and the calendar looks fantastic! The process seemed much smoother as well this year, but maybe that’s because I learned some things.
Thank you so much, both of you, for the incredible work you do every year on these calendars. I look forward to getting a new one every year and looking at it, and all the gorgeous pets, throughout the year.
@WaterGirl: Thank you again for doing this. It’s wonderful.
lots of hard work collecting, compiling and making a deadline, love the fluff beds being well used on both covers, and when I need a name for a new family member, I will check all these out, becasue the names are soooo creative…like Fantrelle Cluggins!